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Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act [Chapter 15:03].

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act concerns provide for certain prohibitions, controls and restrictions relating to medicines and other substances. The Act consists of 81 sections divided into 9 Parts: Preliminary (I); Medicines Control Authority (II); Clinical trails (III); Zimbabwe Regional Medicines Control Laboratory (IIIA); Registration of medicines (IV); Prohibited drugs (V); Licensing and control of pharmaceutical premises and persons (VI); Appeals (VII); General (VIII).
Medicine is defined in section 2 as to include animal drugs. Section 2 also defines "veterinary medicine". A Medicines Control Authority is established under section 3. The Authority may establish committees subordinated to it under section 11. Powers of the Authority are outlined in the First Schedule. The Director General of the Authority, appointed under section 26, shall keep a register of medicines under section 27. Section 29 prohibits the sale of medicines that are not registered. Section 36 provides for the labelling of medicines. Section 55 provides for the licensing of premises on which the business of pharmacist is carried on. (Completed by 3 Schedules)
Long title of text
An Act to establish a Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe and to confer functions on such Authority in relation to the registration of medicines; to provide for the Zimbabwe Regional Medicines Control Laboratory and for its functions; to provide for the appointment of a Director-General of the Authority and for the keeping of a Medicines Register; to provide for certain prohibitions, controls and restrictions relating to medicines and other substances; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated edition of Act No. 14 of 1969 as amended last by GLA 2015 w.e.f. June, 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment